Thursday, November 26, 2009

20wks


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Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
Now that I'm 1/2 way, my focus is shifting from worrying about spotting blood every time I wipe, to thinking about the future, our lives with this baby in our family. Cherishing these last 20 or so weeks in this last pregnancy of mine.

I've started seeing my chiropracter to keep away any serious back pain or sciatica and my back has been feeling great.

Baby girl's movements are being felt by me more regularly. Still not a lot of major kicks to my belly...more internal shots to my bladder.

Monday, November 23, 2009

That sucks...

Canada bans sale of drop sided cribs:

http://news.globaltv.com/entertainment/Canada%20sale%20drop%20side%20cribs/2256522/story.html

Guess we'll be returning our first major baby purchase I was so happy to have out of the way!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A perfectly normal visit

18 wks 5 days today.

I've gained about the equivalent of weight to my weeks. Baby's heartrate is 150-160ish. BP is 100/60. My Downs screening risk ratio came back at 1/3300 which is very good. I will have another u/s at about 28wks to check my uterine blood flow and baby's growth. Fundal height is 18 1/2.

Dr. F commented how "we're not doing much for you, are we" and that's just the way I like it! It feels terrific for everything to be so normal at this point. I said we're not believing the baby is a GIRL 100% at this point and Dr. F commented how "Well, I'm not known to be wrong about these things." which made me feel more positive.

The most unusual (for me) thing that's happened recently is the nose bleed I had on the w/e. That was pretty gross.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anatomy scan


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Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
So today was my 18wk scan. Leading up to it, Jellybean was bouncing around like crazy all afternoon. I think my bladder is it's new trampoline.

I drank an OJ before going in just to make sure JB would still be awake and active.

It was amazing to see how big JB had grown since the last scan. It was bouncing all over the place. We got great looks at all the parts and my Peri described everything in detail as the tech measured.

Then he turns to us and asks us if we want to know the sex. We went back and forth and Blake left it up to me. I said "sure, if you're able to tell". This was the first time I've had the opportunity to find out.

We're having a baby girl! He's 51 to 49 in favour of that :) I think they'll double check at my 24wk-26wk scan where he wants to keep an eye on my uterus.

The girls are going to be thrilled when we tell them tomorrow night.

We bought the crib on our way home since BRU had a sale on. It's nothing fancy. I don't want to spend a bunch of money on something baby will only sleep on for 2 years.

Name will be kept a secret until her birthday!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Better get used to this...

I think I had just better get used to aches and pains from here on in. Over the w/e I had some pains around my belly button and today my back hurts. Jellybean must be sticking true to it's development and having those growth spurts right on time!

3 more days until my u/s! I can't wait.

I'm still in awe everyday when I wipe and have no blood and feel Jellybean squirming around in there. I can't wait to feel those big kicks starting more regularly.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

17 wks


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Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
Time is really starting to fly now. Before I know it, I'll be half way there!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009


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Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
I had my kids for Halloween this year for the first time in 8 years. We were inspired after watching Grease, so I made M a poodle skirt. My guy W wanted to be a secret agent, so we were able to thrift most of his costume.

Stepdaughter F changed her mind the day before and decided she didn't like her pirate costume anymore and went as a "Pajama Freak".

I took them out while hubby braved the smaller than expected numbers of trick or treaters. Stepson C stayed in with a friend. We lasted about 1 1/2 hours out, until my feet screamed "No More!". The kids were all psyched over their haul of candy.

OW

This is the most amount of discomfort I've been in this pregnancy.

I'm not sure what's going on in there, but I had some wicked sharp round ligament pains down low on my left all morning and my middle back is in knots on the same side.

I'm 17wks tomorrow. I can't believe it!!

Edit: I just checked my babycenter update for 16wks and it says that the baby is doubling in weight and growing in length a lot over the next 3 weeks, hence the pain.